Implementation of the National Redress Scheme

Participating in the inquiry

The Committee tabled its Second Interim Report on 23 November, 2021.

In accordance with the Committee's Resolution of Appointment, the Committee will now prepare a Final Report, which will be finalised before the final parliamentary sitting day in May 2022.

Content of submissions

It is essential that committees are able to conduct their inquiries on behalf of the Parliament without interference. Committees call for submissions to provide an opportunity for organisations and individuals to participate in policy making and to have their views placed on the public record and considered as part of the decision-making process.


Those who are interested in providing a submission to the Committee should note that the submission should be prepared solely for the inquiry and should not have been previously published. Once a Committee receives a submission it will decide whether to accept it as a submission and authorise publication of all or some of the content.


Submissions that may cause harm or attempt to influence the conduct of the inquiry may have content redacted or not published. The action of the Committee reflects the general principle of affording protection to witnesses.

If you are concerned about your submission being public you can ask the committee to keep your submission confidential or for your name to be withheld.

  • Confidential submissions are only read by members of the committee and the secretariat and are not published online.
  • Name withheld submissions are published online, but without your name, and therefore can be read by the public.

If you would like either of these options please clearly indicate this in your submission.

If you are interested in contributing to the committee's inquiry, please refer to the terms of reference. You may find it helpful to look at the guide for preparing a submission. It includes suggestions on what to include in a submission, a check list, and information about what happens to your submission once it has been received by the committee.

If you need advice about the Redress Scheme please contact the Department of Social Services on 1800 737 377. Further information about the Redress Scheme can also be found here.

First Interim Report

Read the First Interim Report of the Joint Select Committee on Implementation of the National Redress Scheme April 2020.

Committee Secretariat contact:

PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 4549

About this inquiry

The Joint Select Committee on Implementation of the National Redress Scheme was appointed by resolution of the House of Representatives on 10 September 2019 and resolution of the Senate on 11 September 2019.

Past Public Hearings

11 Oct 2021: Canberra
18 Aug 2021: Canberra
16 Aug 2021: Canberra


Inquiry Status

Inquiry Lapsed

How to make a submission

The committee invites individuals and organisations to send in their opinions and proposals in writing (submissions)


If you require any special arrangements to enable you to participate in the Committee's inquiry, please contact the Committee Secretariat.

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